Mindfulness is a technique you can learn which involves making an effort to notice what’s happening in the present moment – in your mind, body and surroundings.
It aims to help you:
- Become more self-aware
- Feel calmer and less stressed
- Feel more able to choose how to respond to your thoughts and feelings
- Cope with difficult or unhelpful thoughts
- Be kinder towards yourself
Focus on the colours and the sensation of your pencil against the paper, rather than trying to draw something in particular. You could use a mindfulness colouring book or download mindfulness colouring images. This is a great one to get the family involved in!
This involves sitting quietly and focusing on your breathing, your thoughts, sensations in your body and the things you can hear around you. Try to bring the focus back to the present if your mind starts to wander.
5 Ways to Wellbeing
From getting active to sitting and being mindful, this guide shows you 5 things you can introduce into your daily life to improve your well-being.